Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Credits: IPLT20)
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The cricket board has asked franchises participating in IPL 2020 to inform about any injury sustained by the contracted Indian players immediately, according to a report in Mumbai Mirror. IPL COO and acting CEO of the BCCI Hemang Amin has sent a mail to the franchises asking them to inform about the same to Indian team head physio Nitin Patel.

The e-mail did not have a specific mention about a player but is has been understood that the step has been taken by the cricket board following the injury sustained by senior India fast bowler Ishant Sharma, who is a probable for the series Down Under. Media reports suggest that his franchise Delhi Capitals did not inform the board about the type of injury he sustained during the training.

Ryan Harris, Ishant Sharma
Ryan Harris with Ishant Sharma (Credits: Twitter)

IPL 2020: Injuries suffered to contracted Indian players

The fast bowling department in the Indian cricket team has taken a major jolt as SunRisers Hyderabad’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Delhi Capitals’ Ishant Sharma were ruled out of the IPL 2020 owing to their respective injuries.

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The Meerut fast bowler, who spearheads the SRH bowling, was ruled out of the tournament due to a hip injury. Bhuvneshwar suffered the injury while bowling his final over in the match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He pulled up during his run-up and then tried to comeback but was seemingly in pain and had to walk off the ground.

Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma (Source: Twitter)

Ishant Sharma was ruled out of the lucrative tournament due to “a left internal oblique muscle tear” in his rib cage, Delhi Capitals (DC) said in a media release. The fast bowler  played only one game for Delhi this season and was troubled by “an acute episode of left rib cage pain” while training on October 7.

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Amit Mishra and Mitchell Marsh are among the other players to be ruled out of IPL 2020.